For the second year in a row, Albania is celebrating its National Independence under extraordinary circumstances.
Last year, the country was struck by a devastating 6.4 magnitude earthquake two days ahead of the National Day, while this year the pandemic restricted the nationwide broad celebrations.
However, this did not impede the top country’s officials from participating in the ceremony.
President Ilir Meta, Prime Minister Edi Rama and the Speak of the Assembly, Gramoz Ruçi, put politics aside and participated at the National Day ceremony in the southern coastal town, Vlora.
However, even though spotted at the same ceremony the heads of state did not appear to communicate with each other.
During his word after the ceremony, Prime Minister Edi Rama extended his wishes to the former president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, and to other former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army.